Executive Branch

The executive branch enforces and carries out the laws that the legislature makes. Established in Article II of the Constitution, the executive branch vests power in the President, Vice President, the Cabinet and various executive agencies.

Acting as the head of state and the commander in chief, the President serves a four-year term and can be elected no more than twice. In the event that the President becomes unfit to lead or unable to do his or her duty, the Vice President will assume the Presidency.

As the leader of our country, the President has the responsibility of implementing statutes developed by Congress as well as the power to oversee federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice, among others.